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TUNSTALL WITH DUNNINGWORTH WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Stuart Green 2006

The memorials are to be found within the parish church, Tunstall. The World War 1 memorial takes the form of a stone plaque with a wreath, sword and crown above. THe World War 2 memorial takes the form of a Portland stone plaque. There are 18 names for World War 1 and 3 for World War 2. The World War 1 memorial was unveiled by Rt. Hon. J W Lowther 7th November 1920, the builder was Mr E E Saundeds and th architect Mr H Munro Cautley; details can be found in the East Anglian Times 10th November 1920. The World War 2 memorial was unveiled 6th October 1948.

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN UNDYING MEMORY OF THE
MEN OF THIS PARISH WHO GAVE
THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR

1914-1918

BAILEY

Albert Henry

Petty Officer Stoker 307995, Royal Navy, HMS Dartmouth. Died 15/03/1915. Age 28. Son of Peter and Sarah Ann Bailey, husband of Charlotte Bailey of 63 Southside Street, Plymouth. Commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial.

On 15th March 1915, the light cruiser HMS Dartmouth was involved in a naval bombardment in the Dardanelles campaign, when she sustained gun fire damage, a small number of her crew, including Petty Officer Bailey, died as a result of this damage

CADY

Tudor Willoughby

Private 13353, 9th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 25/09/1915. Age 20. Son of Robert Cady of The Common, Tunstall. Commemorated on the Loos Memorial

COWELL

George Edmund Maurice

Major, Royal Field Artillery. Died 30/12/1917. Buried at Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt. Major Cowell is also commemorated on the Aldeburgh and Snape war memorials

DURRANT

Arthur

Sergeant 13317, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 27/09/1917. Age 20. Son of Henry and Mary Ann Durrant of 3 Woodbridge Road, Tunstall. Buried at Dozinghem Military Cemetery

DURRANT

Charles

Private 13472, 9th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 16/09/1916. Age 32. Son of Henry and Mary Ann Durrant of 3 Woodbridge Road, Tunstall. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

DURRANT

Frederick

Private 15248, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 20/07/1916. Age 35. Son of Henry and Mary Ann Durrant of 3 Woodbridge Road, Tunstall. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

FRIEND

William

Able Seaman 202233, Royal Navy, HMS Pembroke. Died 15/03/1915. Age 33. Husband of Mary Ann Todd (formerly Friend) of Marton Cottage, Thoroughfare, Woodbridge. Buried at Gillingham (Woodlands) Cemetery. Able Seaman Friendís death is recorded at Medway. HMS Pembroke was the naval base at Chatham

GARROD

Ardley Charles

Private 3/9091, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 31/05/1915. Born in Tunstall. Buried at Ypres Reservoir Cemetery

GARROD

James McArthur John

Private 30503, 8th Battalion, Kingís Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Died 26/03/1918. Born in, and resident of, Tunstall. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial

GIBSON

Spencer Thomas

Second Hand 7781DA, Royal Navy Reserve, HM Smack Ethel & Millie. Died 16/08/1917. Age 29. Son of James and Rosa Anne Gibson of Jessamine House, Tunstall. Commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial.

HM Smack Ethel & Millie was a Lowestoft fishing smack taken over by the Royal Navy and, along with another fishing boat, the Nelson, became the two smallest "Q" Ships, heavily armed special service ships that attempted to ensnare German vessels into action. The two boats, originally called "Boy Alfred" and "I'll Try" had already had some success, having been responsible for sinking a U-Boat and were sent back out, renamed as the "Ethel & Millie" and the "Nelson". On 15th August 1917, the two boats were fishing on the Jim Howe Bank when the Nelson sighted a submarine (the mine-laying submarine UC-63). The Nelson attacked and fought until she sank, with the loss of her skipper (the rest of the 7 man crew were eventually rescued) and UC-63 took on the Ethel & Millie in another gun battle. What happened next was the subject of much speculation. According to some reports, the crew of the Ethel & Millie were last seen being lined up on the deck of UC-63 and sailing off, nothing further was heard of the crew. The UC-63 was sunk later in the year by a Royal Navy E-boat (E52) and a number of her crew taken prisoner- but there were no records to indicate the fate of the Ethel & Millie crew, after the war, the German records also give no indication that PoWs were taken. The Prime Minister made an announcement of the action in Parliament and an "official" account was widely distributed in the press. The Skipper of the Nelson was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross, but in none of these official announcements was there any indication of the involvement of the Ethel & Millie

HOOK

George Henry Newdick

Private 44091, 9th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 30/09/1916. Born at Soham. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

LING

Bertie

Lance Corporal 29197, 10th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Died 12/04/1918. Age 20. Son of Arthur and Anna Ling of Old Farm, Tunstall. Commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial

PINKNEY

George

Private 28923, 3rd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Died 02/11/1918. Born in, and resident of, Tunstall. Buried at Busigny Communal Cemetery Extension

P ULHAM

Percival Frederick

Lance Corporal 43114, 12th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 10/01/1918. Age 22. Son of Mr F G and Mrs L Pulham of 69 York Road, Ipswich. Native of Tunstall. Buried at Achiet-Le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension

ROBINSON

Fred

Private 13337, 9th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 15/05/1916. Born Tunstall. Buried at La Brique Military Cemetery No 2

TYE

Charles

Corporal 13511, 9th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 16/09/1916. Age 26. Son of John and Kate Tye of 102 Charlton Street, Collyhurst, Manchester, Born at Tunstall. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

WARDLEY

Eli

Private F/939, 17th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Died 06/08/1916. Age 22. Son of Mrs S Wardley of Stone Cottage, Snape Road, Tunstall. Buried at Bernafay Wood British Cemetery, Montauban

WARDLEY

Herbert

Private 20371, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 22/03/1918. Age 22. Son of Mrs S Wardley of Stone Cottage, Snape Road, Tunstall and the late John Wardley. Buried at Estaires Communal Cemetery Extension

GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS, THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS OWN LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS
IN PROUD AND THANKFUL MEMORY OF
1939-1945

CADY

Tudor Thomas

Driver T/162186, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 12/10/1941. Age 25. Son of Alfred and Bessie Cady of Tunstall, husband of Victoria Christina Cady of Tunstall. Buried at Tunstall (St Michael) Churchyard. Driver Cadyís death is recorded at Uckfield

SMITH

Frank Ernest

Corporal 5828557, 5th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 15/02/1942. Age 22. Son of John and Mabel Maud Smith. Commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

WILES

Peter Donald

Able Seaman P/JX 625645, Royal Navy, HMS Lundy. Died 05/11/1946. Age 21. Son of William and Gertrude Wiles of Tunstall. Commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial.

The minesweeping trawler, HMS Lundy was an Isles class trawler built during WW2. It is unknown what caused the casualties to a number of her crew on 5th November 1946

WHO JEOPARDED THEIR LIVES UNTO DEATH IN THE HIGH PLACES OF THE FIELD

Last updated 17 February, 2007

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